The German Commission for UNESCO organised an international ESD workshop in Bonn during the 27 to 28 February 2012. The Workshop entitled “Horizon 2015” contributed to the on-going international discussions about the future of ESD and the UN DESD beyond 2014. This meeting provided a platform for around fifty acknowledged experts and government officials from across the world to take stock of the UN DESD implementation and Bonn Declaration (2009) as well as to discuss perspectives for ESD beyond 2014.
The Workshop included keynote speeches from respected ESD leaders, including our CA President Prof Daniella Tilbury, and a range of interactive sessions which allowed the participation of each expert invited at the meeting. The outcome document, the “Bonn Recommendations on ESD beyond 2014”, was developed during the Workshop under the supervision of a drafting group representing the participants of the meeting. The document proposes 17 recommendations to continue the ESD efforts after the end of the UN DESD in 2014. CA members are invited to use and share this document in their respective countries and networks to advocate for follow-on activities to the UN DESD.
Dr Ingrid Mulà, CA Secretariat, was appointed as the rapporteur of the Workshop. Together with Mr Olivier Laboulle, German Commission for UNESCO, she has written the Report of the Workshop.